Yingli Green Energy Expands Certification for the Japanese Solar Market

aigo Digital CameraBAODING, China, July, 2013

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), a leading solar energy company and the world’s largest photovoltaic (“PV”) manufacturer, which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar”, has announced that the Company has expanded the coverage of the JET PVm Certification (“Certification”) to now include the majority of its multi- and monocrystalline PV modules for the Japanese solar market. The Company first obtained the Certification in August 2011.


The Certification is awarded by the Japan Electrical and Environment Technology Laboratories (“JET”) and is granted after modules have successfully completed of a set of conformity tests in accordance with the requirements of relevant international standards. In addition, factory inspections of the manufacturing and module quality control systems are required.

“We are delighted to see that all of our conventional PV modules have obtained the JET Certification, which implies the quality of Yingli Green Energy’s products,” commented Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy.

Through continuous commitment to quality, technology innovation, and after-sales service, we believe that we will continue to capture sales opportunities and growth in the Japanese solar market.

“To obtain the JET Certification, Yingli Green Energy’s PV modules underwent reliability and safety tests according to JIS/IEC standards. This is the third consecutive year that the Company’s PV modules obtained the Certification,” said Takamitsu Inoue, the PV Testing Group Manager of JET.

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar,” is a leading solar energy company and the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturer. Yingli Green Energy’s manufacturing covers the entire photovoltaic value chain, from the production of polysilicon through ingot casting and wafering, to solar cell production and module assembly. Yingli Green Energy currently maintains a balanced vertically integrated production capacity of 2,450 MW per year at its production facilities located in Baoding, Haikou, Tianjin and Hengshui. Yingli Green Energy distributes its photovoltaic modules to a wide range of markets, including Germany, China, the United States, Japan, Italy, and Spain. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 20 subsidiaries and branch offices worldwide. Yingli Green Energy is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: YGE). For more information, please visit www.yinglisolar.com.

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